Chives
Thomas J. Story

Chives

These grasslike, 12- to 24-inch-long spears produce rose purple or white flowers in spring. Perennial.

Best culinary varieties: Chives (A. schoenoprasum); Chinese or garlic chives (A. tuberosum). To harvest, snip spears to the ground.

Uses: Dairy products, lamb, mayonnaise, potatoes, rice, salads, sauces, seafood, soups, and vegetables.

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